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Whataday Founding member Wales Wales Today
I don't hate the ad, but the immediate thing which comes to mind is that Sausage Roll Crisps and Christmas are a bit of an awkward fit. I think the new flavour would have made more of a buzz in the new year without all the other distractions of Christmas. It makes me wonder whether the launch was due earlier in the year but got delayed due to Covid.
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I also agree with Phil that this Christmas advert is nowhere near as bad as the previous in the campaign, now that they've transitioned away from the "fan made" conceit.


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Jonny Tyne Tees Look North (North East)

Yeh, that approach just doesn't work does it. Quite an embarrassingly poor execution from such a major ad agency.
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
I don't hate the ad, but the immediate thing which comes to mind is that Sausage Roll Crisps and Christmas are a bit of an awkward fit. I think the new flavour would have made more of a buzz in the new year without all the other distractions of Christmas. It makes me wonder whether the launch was due earlier in the year but got delayed due to Covid.

Seems likely - I would've expected last year's Christmas flavours to return, they were much more Christmassy. Turkey and Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts, Pigs in Blankets, Glazed Ham, and Cheese and Cranberry. Sausage rolls are picnic food, something more appropriate to summer.
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JCB
I think most people would be disturbed by Sunny's rather odd obsession with a supermarket wouldn't they? The guy needs help.
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Jonwo
I like the Walkers Christmas ad although I don’t think it’s as good as the Mariah Carey one they did last year.
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Well they've linked it with last year's Christmas Number One, and sausage rolls at Christmas are definitely a thing (cf. Morrisons and their yearly Christmassy sausage rolls). They also managed to launch a range of branded flavour collaborations with various food outlets during the current situation - I don't think this is a result of it being a pushed back flavour.

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ethanh05 Wales Wales Today
In shock of the year, Aldi have another marketable character on their hands.

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Amber Avenger Granada North West Today
JAS84 posted:
I don't hate the ad, but the immediate thing which comes to mind is that Sausage Roll Crisps and Christmas are a bit of an awkward fit. I think the new flavour would have made more of a buzz in the new year without all the other distractions of Christmas. It makes me wonder whether the launch was due earlier in the year but got delayed due to Covid.

Seems likely - I would've expected last year's Christmas flavours to return, they were much more Christmassy. Turkey and Stuffing, Brussels Sprouts, Pigs in Blankets, Glazed Ham, and Cheese and Cranberry. Sausage rolls are picnic food, something more appropriate to summer.
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That would have been the third year of these flavours.

Walkers had a bunch of new flavours mid year linked to restaurants that was supposed to give you money off in those restaurants, but they came out during the first lockdown. As Bilky said, it links with the recent Christmas number ones from Lad Baby, so doubt its postponed flavour
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james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
Jonny posted:

Yeh, that approach just doesn't work does it. Quite an embarrassingly poor execution from such a major ad agency.


"Pocket tap four times" 🤷‍♂️
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VMPhil Granada North West Today
Although the subtitles say ‘Pocket tap for our times’. Which to be fair still doesn’t make sense.
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Lynetwork Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
Well that was certainly no Mariah.

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